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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Arthur David Anderson

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Date of birth: 4th June 1922
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: William John & Elizabeth Emma Anderson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159545
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 4th June 1922 to William and Elizabeth Anderson, of Portsmouth, Hampshire. His naval training was at H.M.S. St Vincent sometime around 1938/39. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A Christmas card Arthur sent to his family back home from Hood

The inside of the Christmas card

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Arthur's name is in Column 1 of Panel 47.

Detail of Arthur's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Arthur's sister, W Anderson (Letter, photo & Christmas card Feb 2001)